Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Draught at work. ( I never get tired of saying that). Poured into one of our sampler tulips. Pours medium deep brown, with a black core, thin dark tan head, spotty lacing - surprisingly poor lacing for a draught sample. Nose is big chipotle, very dry and spicy pepper notes with light smoke, sweet toffee/fudge, marshmallows, hickory, and cocoa powder. Flavours of spicy coffee, very woody, like hickory or maple smoke, plus lots of smoke, fudge, and plenty of earth. Not the equal of the Speyside Edition, but then what is? DerWeg (1704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Texas Ranger is SUCH a good stout until the pointless chilli peppers come through, then it is kind of a semi-abomination. I’m ignoring the stupidly incongruous pepper oils to focus on the gorgeous chocolate and cocoa. Maybe I need this with something savory-bland like tandoori chicken or white artichoke pizza to make the pepper palate and throat burn less annoying. Another Mikkeller I’d never fall for again... full marks for appearance. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
75cl bottle, home.
Good classic mocha lacing; opaque black colour, aroma is grains, leather, chocolate, chilli peppers, bourbon, Devonshire cream and some nice measured hops. Taste is just divine. chocolate, bourbon, smoke, excellent bitterness, espresso coffee, roasted malts, leather, gorgeous dollops of cream, maybe some very faint vanilla, some uey treacle pudding which just oozes class, toffee and chillies. There is a lovely burn to your mouth when you finish this. I love the chillies in this, such a great touch! bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Draft at the Anvil Houston 7/30/10. Black with a big tan head. Nose is chocolate with a light peppery aroma. Taste is very sharp and the peppers come out strong. Tangy and hot with some coffee flavors. Very dry. Body is medium and fluffy. Interesting but a glass was enough-a bomber needs to be shared. User29624 (1687) - - JAN 16, 2011
Pours thick black with a dense dark brown head - looks awesome. Aroma of chipotle that you can smell as soon as you open the bottle. Thick body, flavor of coffee and chocolate. The peppers come through throughout and have a nice bite to them. Well done.
gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
Black beer with a nice holding light brown head. Decent mixture off malts, roasted coffee, sugar and a decent amount of spices. Dry and earthy alcoholic and spiced finish. Good, but misses something, a small sweetness boost maybe. Good peppery finish. DroolYeast (1683) - Odder, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of burnt and roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and coffee. Pours black with big creamy tan head, tiny head is lasting. Taste is moderate malt bitterness, light sweetness, almost dry. A bit of heat from the chili. Full body, oily texture, light car., malt bitter finish with some chili heat. JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle shared by ttroha. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a layer of toffee head. Aroma of booze and coffee. Taste of roasted malts and booziness. elbernays (1677) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep black with deep tan head. Earth, wood, oak, toast, slight chocolate hints on nose with a smoky tobacco hint. Flavor is a understated sweet, wood dry earth with a massive, throat raking chilling hit. This is just about on good taste side and is balanced fairly well. Spice finish with chocolate aftertaste. The spice hit is something else and by far the spiciest one I’ve had. This borders on the indecent. prawlie (1675) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Half Pint at Euston Tap. Black with slight bubbly dark yellow-brown head. Spicy, ’hot’ but otherwise smooth chilli beer. Quite different to the barrel aged version if I recall it rightly.